In the previous academic year, 2017-2018, attendance was below the National Average of 96%. As a school we strive for success and we expect all parents to be committed to their children’s education through attendance and engagement.
Latest Pupil Attendance Figures
These are our attendance results for Autumn Term (05/09/18 – 21/12/18).
The persistent absentee target will remain at 90% for the academic year 2018/19. This will include all pupils whose attendance is less than 90% at any point throughout the academic year.
We continue to promote positive engagement with parents whose children’s attendance has become a cause for concern. Letters are sent out to all parents when their child’s attendance has fallen below 90%. Meetings will ensue if attendance does not improve.
Fast Track remains an active deterrent for poor attendance and Albert Bradbeer Primary Academy has an obligation to follow the Fast Track Process, which can lead to parents being prosecuted.
School can no longer authorise any holidays in term time, unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Further information can be found through the link below:
The overall school target for attendance is 97%
Good attendance throughout the school year is vital to your child's education and various studies have confirmed this.
Attendance + Engagement = Achievement
We reward good attendance in the following ways:
Every Monday we have a celebration assembly to commemorate the children of each registration group that achieves attendance above 97%. Each class achieving attendance above 97% will receive a gold star.
There is an attendance display in the Key Stage 2 building, which enables children to see the progress their class is making, relating to how many stars they have achieved.
For every five stars achieved, the class will receive an extra break time.
The class with the highest number of stars at the end of Summer 1, will be in receipt of a prize to award them for their dedication to attendance and learning.
A roll of honour booklet will go out in January and after Easter naming children who have achieved 100% and children who achieved the school target and over.
Children with 100% attendance will receive a gold certificate at the end of the school year.
As well as looking at good attendance we also look regularly at poor attendance. We monitor this in the following ways:
If your child needs a lot of medical appointments, we ask you to show the office the appointment cards so a copy can be put on file.
You must contact the office before 9.30am on the initial day of illness if your child is going to be absent from school.
Attendance is monitored daily.
You have all received a Whole School Fast Track letter, which gives you an insight into the measures that are in place to prevent poor attendance.
The Education Legal Intervention Team (ELIT) will become involved if the situation does not improve and this could potentially lead to court action.
Our school's Attendance Policy will be found on our Policies page.